Emory Report

May 18, 1998

 Volume 50, No. 32

Alicia Moore, soon off to med school, provides a model
for future student-athletes

Emory College graduate Alicia Moore is a model in every sense of the word. Foremost a standout student-athlete who's demonstrated academic and athletic excellence, she's also moonlighted as a professional model.

From Milan to Paris to the Bahamas, Moore has traveled the world to develop her modeling portfolio. The 6-footer from Palm Bay, Fla., has graced three magazine covers and appeared in countless others, including Italian Vogue.

She has athletics to thank for launching her modeling career during her high school years. A local newspaper ran a story about Moore's volleyball team, accompanied by a picture of her in action. The picture caught the eye of a reader who in turn became Moore's agent.

That modeling career, as well as Moore's athletic career, is about to be placed on the back burner. This summer she begins medical school at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and the tortuous schedule of 18-hour med school days will leave little time for extracurricular activities.

"I'm going to miss the organized sports," Moore said. "As I get older, the memories will become more special."

Those memories will include a standout career at Emory in volleyball, basketball and outdoor track. As a freshman, Moore helped the former two teams to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III national championship tournaments. She made the all-conference first team in all three sports the last two years, a feat never before accomplished by any athlete at any collegiate level.

In March Moore was selected as the national female winner of the Jostens Trophy, presented to a NCAA Division III basketball player for success in athletics and academics and devotion to community service. She carried a 3.58 grade point average into her last semester as a biology major.

"Athletics taught me so much that I would not have learned in the classroom," Moore said. "You can't put your needs ahead of the team-rather you have to look at the big picture. I suspect that will become an important trait in the workplace."

-John Arenberg

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